Rachel, who works as an orthopaedic clinical nurse specialist, is currently self-isolating after testing positive for the virus, and she recently shared a new Instagram post that stated she was "determined" to beat the virus so she could get back to work in the NHS as soon as possible.
"I'm so overwhelmed & grateful for everyone's lovely messages of support at this time," she captioned a photo of herself in her uniform.
"It's scary and uncertain for so many – I'm determined to beat this virus as soon as possible so I can get back to the hospital to help those most in need. Sending love to everyone & hope you're all staying safe and well."
As well as her Instagram post, Rachel has also been keeping her fans updated in her Stories, including sharing a number of videos detailing her symptoms and experience of coronavirus to help raise awareness.
"I first noticed feeling really bad probably last Thursday," she told her followers. "So it's almost been a week since my symptoms were bad, and my sense of taste and smell properly started to go on Saturday, so two days in."
"I feel ok," she later added. "I haven't got a cold anymore, and I've got a sore throat, so I'm hoping I'm on the mend."
Rachel isn't the only former Love Island star who's been on the frontline helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic, as 2019 star Anna Vakili recently revealed that she's returned to her day job in a pharmacy saying it "felt wrong not to".
Meanwhile, Montana Brown also confirmed that she'd signed up to help the NHS as a volunteer to "drop off people's medicine and to also transport machines from hospital to hospital".
The information in this story is accurate as of the publication date. While we are attempting to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to develop rapidly, so it's possible that some information and recommendations may have changed since publishing. For any concerns and latest advice, visit the World Health Organisation. If you're in the UK, the National Health Service can also provide useful information and support, while US users can contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
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